Things that Matter

Designers tell us which common products they most depend on.

“What’s your favorite everyday object?” Metropolis asked 30 designers. Our criteria were simple: the product could be anonymously designed or a pedigreed icon (just as long as it wasn’t their own), but it needed to be useful, beautiful, easy to use, environmentally responsible or technologically innovative. In short, we were looking for the tools we rely on to get through the average day.

Click on the slideshow to get a closer look at the objects favored by designers including Karim Rashid, Constantin Boym, James Dyson, and Alberto Meda.

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